American High School Education Essay by Brandi Woods

American High School Education
This paper discusses the composition of the present American high school curriculum.
# 22774 | 810 words | 3 sources | 2002 | US

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The paper begins by exploring the recent shift in focus of high school education from steadfast implementation of standard text to more Socratic means of class participation and individual contribution to larger group goals. It looks at the influence that social circumstances had on high school education in the past. It then moves on to discuss the work of modern educational reformers, the problem of the perpetuation negative social values in connection with the teaching of American history and the predicament of ethnic advantages/disadvantages in educational testing.

From the Paper:

"High school education has the singularly difficult task of adapting students to the academic challenges placed before them as they simultaneously undergo a series of physical, hormonal and intellectual developments as yet unknown to them. And given the inevitable diversity of a student body, a factor that is always growing in importance, much planning must go into a curriculum. And as Michael Apple points out in "Ideology and Curriculum," the methods that high-schools employ to address this reality have a firm basis in the ever evolving perspective of education's social role."

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